Coral Calcium: Hype or Highly Effective Supplement?

| September/October 2005

  • Photos courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Photos courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Photos courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Photos courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Could a coral calcium supplement really help keep us healthy and vital as we age? Is it better than other forms of calcium, worthy of its higher cost?

Questions surround coral calcium. But for Fred Runnels, the answer to all these questions is a definite yes. Based on his personal experience and professional knowledge of chemistry, Runnels is a confirmed devotee of nutritional supplements. A personal-care formulating chemist in Seattle for the last 60 years, Runnels is still going strong — running his own business every day at age 84. That, he says, is thanks to calcium, which ended his 40-year battle with excruciating pain.

Runnels took a bad fall at age 4, and an athletic injury at age 17 caused his back to hurt intensely for the first time — a pattern that continued until he was 54. His chronically misaligned back was so painful that, when driving, Runnels would take every exit from the freeway to stop and stretch his spine over the hood of the car. “It brought tears to my eyes,” he says.

By age 50, Runnels was advised to undergo a surgical spinal fusion. He declined — a decision that caused Runnels’ doctor to “fire” him as a patient. Four years later, Runnels suffered a burn at work. While on bed rest, he took large doses of several nutrients to heal the burn. Lo and behold, his back pain let up for the first time. He narrowed down the source to the calcium he’d been taking. And calcium has kept him pain-free (as long as he takes it daily) for 30 years.

Eighteen months ago, Runnels switched to coral calcium, which he says yielded the best results yet. Coral calcium has become a nutrition phenomenon over the past few years, and the subject of its fair share of controversy. Proponents argue it is a superior form of calcium. Critics claim it is an overpriced source of poorly absorbable calcium.

What Is Coral Calcium?

Ayurvedic practitioners have used coral as a source of supplemental calcium for centuries. A form of calcium carbonate, it differs from other forms in that it contains minute amounts of 73 trace minerals (see “Which Calcium is Right for You?” on Page 40).

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5/26/2013 3:50:16 PM

To:      Senior chief purchasing manager
           cc: assistant buyer
From:  Seiji Takashima
           retired financial officer

Re:  Coral Calcium Sachets / possibility to purchase directly from supplier

You know what happen... was to us/me - we used to work for the
coral products sales company: MPG K.K.
way back - since then I´ve worked as financial advisor, but now retired
stands for: Medical Preventive Group K.K.
Medical Preventive Group Laboratory, MPG Co., Ltd.

when we retired we received a compensation payment plan
that was outta this world
which made it possible to pursue other and new careers
or activities, if you will -
with the full - out confidence a shit load of money presents :-)

so and therefore or - why do you accept to purchase coral through expensive
middle / agents - you don´t need them -

I have played golf many times with the CEO´s of the major distributors of coral products in Japan
Coralbiotech Co., Ltd and Marine Coral Co., Ltd, less these days - but I know them well
enough to help set up direct supply to US companies without annoying
agents and or middle-men - in between.
Thereby cutting costs and also having the availability with "own design" on the sachet bag.

For instance - I know of a gal in UK. England - she used to buy from the Ericssons,
now she purchase directly from supplier - happy as a lark.
not because of me - but I understand the logistics and anyway...
Way back a company called HTN - bought from a man by the name of Fred Kaufman
who represented a company called MarinBio ( I guess trying to copy the name of the
top two suppliers - above) now that company buy direct from supplier;
and so on and so forth.

Think about it, let us know
I´d need about a week  to set everything up, ok.
I might need to fly down to Okinawa, as well.

With Kind Regards,
Seiji Takashima
Sumida, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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